Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility – Ukraine

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The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote an inclusive and empowered society in Ukraine, by strengthening civil society’s capacities to promote national reform and democratic changes, in particular to increase public accountability.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

to strengthen CSOs’ capacities6 to promote reform and increase public accountability, in particular:
– to monitor the management of public finances and increase public awareness on the process of state budget approval and spending, including public procurement and state aid
– to increase the involvement of civil society actors in policy dialogue with public authorities on implementation of sector strategies7

to facilitate equal and transparent participation and partnerships between civil society actors and authorities (national and local)
– in local planning and decision-making processes,
– to follow the Open Government Partnership Agenda8 ,
– to strengthen citizens’ capacities to contribute to local development through awarenessraising, civic education, advocacy and community mobilisation;
– to enhance supervisory actions by civil society actors

to support democratic changes through:
– new civic initiatives,
– media initiatives and promotion of access to information,
– promotion of better understanding and reconciliation processes, exchanges between regions
– strengthening civil society organisations’ capacities to represent their target groups and use feedback mechanisms
– culture as a tool for the promotion of democratic values and community mobilisation
– youth initiatives aimed at the promotion of civic activism and democratic values

Further to the specific objectives, under this call for proposals preference will be given to:
– actions proposed by a coalition or consortium of civil society organisations
– actions which propose financial support to third parties (sub-granting, see also section 2.1.4) in accordance with the specific objectives of this call for proposals
– actions which reach rural and/or remote areas or have significant regional coverage. It is expected that most of the financial support should reach regions and organisations outside Kyiv.
– actions which incorporate gender perspectives in their methodology9 . Whenever possible, gender indicators shall be developed for all target groups and data collection shall be gender disaggregated

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